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What Does a Ransomware Attack Actually Look Like?

Learn How to Stop Cryptolocker In Its Tracks

Ransomware is becoming so sophisticated it can outpace the training and protections businesses have in place. Consider these scary stats from Sophos:

  • 75% of organizations infected with ransomware were running up-to-date endpoint protection
  • Ransomware cost businesses an average of $133,000 per attack in 2017

What is Cryptolocker?

It’s a common type of ransomware and considered a top cybersecurity threat to businesses today.

Cryptolocker typically infects a network via an email with an innocent looking attachment. Once opened, the attachment lets the virus download itself and encrypt all files. After the files are encrypted, a warning pops up with a timer counting down until your data is destroyed.

If the ransom isn’t paid, you lose your data. However, even if you do pay the ransom, it’s no guarantee your files will be unlocked. Although many antivirus programs can remove the Cryptolocker virus, none can decrypt your data.

Arm Yourself with Knowledge

Do you have the right cybersecurity measures to prevent a Cryptolocker attack? Is there more your company can do to protect its sensitive data? What happens when *gasp* this virus makes it into your system?

Hear answers at “Hacker’s Havoc: Live Cryptolocker Attack & Resolution” on March 28th at 1 p.m. (CT). ITP’s cybersecurity experts will lay out the tools, training, and awareness today’s businesses need to properly protect themselves.

But here’s the best part. We’re giving a live demonstration of what a Cryptolocker attack looks like AND how to resolve it without paying the hackers a penny.

Watch how to detect the virus in real time, quarantine it, and protect your data files from encryption.

All it takes is one person opening an unknown email attachment to release Cryptolocker into your network. We’ll show you how to contain the chaos.

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